The success of Enola Holmes in 2020 was an unexpected feather in Netflix's cap. Originally conceived and produced as a Warner Bros. theatrical release, the Millie Bobby Brown film was sold to the streamer in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown and became a significant hit. The movie made it clear that, despite being 120 years old, the Sherlock Holmes brand continues to draw in audiences. It appears Netflix execs hope that trend continues, because its newest series, The Irregulars, is another teen-focused Sherlockian mystery. With The Irregulars' Netflix premiere date announcement and trailer here to get you pumped, the new series is just around the corner.
Fans have been treated to a spate of Sherlock Holmes adaptations over the last decade. Robert Downey Jr. played him in a comic romp; Benedict Cumberbatch did a contemporary iteration. The aforementioned Enola Holmes was a feminist take starring Sherlock's never-before-featured little sister. But The Irregulars brings two new spins to the material: a welcome diversity to Victorian London and a supernatural horror story to boot.
Based on the street urchin gang Holmes sometimes relies on as his eyes-and-ears in a few stories, The Irregulars puts these orphans front and center. Here's what to look forward to: